So I try not to rant on here anymore because it's depressing for my followers but here is a quick rant.
Here's a #RandomFact about me. I get really riled up about people calling the city a small town or podunk. So here are some things that I consider make a place a small city rather than a small town or podunk.
I grew up in a town of 660 people. My graduating class? 28. And we were such a big class they had to split us up (well that and we were a bit crazy altogether. :P) and I think we were like the 3rd largest class the school had ever had.
Unless you've partied in a field... you didn't grow up in podunk. :P Well that or you were a good kid or had too strict of parents to get away with such things. Have you dived into a sunflower field because you thought the cops were coming up the road? I have.
If you have anything more than a community college (2 year) it's not a small town. You can possibly have a Walmart but if you have two, you're definitely not a small town. More than one school (meaning more than 1 of each level like elementary)? No.
More than 1 of the same fast food chain or Starbucks, or theaters? So not a small town.
Sorry but you may be in a small city but it's not a town. Yeah, yeah... details, details but this is one of my pet peeves. I have no idea why I get so riled up about it but I do.
My town? 2 gas stations (1 Co-op owned as is our hardware store & mechanic), 1 store that's not a major chain, 2 bars (hey gotta have lots of the important stuff true- but one is part of the American Legion), a post office and an elementary school & middle/high school, 1 restaurant/motel & 1 no name fast food-ish place. Oh wait and 1 ridic over priced hotel for people looking to get away from the city. We had a theater at one time but it's abandoned (well the owner lives above it but it's not in use & equip is WAY old) with the exception of the 1 movie that will play in it next weekend (the first time it's been used in about 20 years).
Oh and if you think my town is small... My husband's hometown has a post office & a school (all grades in 1 building) & maybe 200 people...
Ummm. End rant.